Shaker Rowing Association Handbook
Shaker Crew is co-ed operates three (3) seasons of rowing.
The scholastic Fall season consists mainly of "Head Races." Head races are traditionally long races (usually 3 miles in length) and require a great deal of endurance and stamina. The Fall season of crew usually begins during the first full week of school in September and runs through the end of October.
Winter training (indoor rowing, endurance, and strength training) will be expected to begin some time in January to prepare for the Spring rowing season and continue until water practice begins some time in March.
The scholastic Spring season will consist primarily of sprint races (usually 1500 meters in length). The Spring rowing season begins with the onset of water training in March and continues through the end of May or early June.
The Summer Learn to Row programs begin after the end of the school year is completed and run through mid-August. In addition to Shaker Junior and Senior High School students, our Summer programs are opened to all Town of Colonie residents.